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Black Rockfish

Photo 1: A Black Rockfish


Black Rockfish: Sebastes melanops


This rockfish is excellent eating and a great fighter for sports fisherman. Unfortunately, even local sports fishermen with years of experience on this coast misidentify it as 'black bass' or 'black seabass' when it is in fact a rockfish and subject to the limitations on overfishing that all rockfish are subject to. In recent years, rockfish conservation has become a growing concern as they are slow to mature and easily overfished.






Marine Life Guide to North Vancouver Island